Over the past decade, the Health Foundation has supported front-line teams working in different settings, from hospitals to care homes, to develop and test approaches to making care safer. We have learned about some of the specific causes of harm, and the factors which have both enabled and hindered improvements in safety.
This report examines how the hospital standardised mortality ratio (HSMR) can be used as a potentially valuable tool to reduce avoidable mortality in acute hospitals. The report acknowledges and contributes to the ongoing debate over the use of HSMR as a measurement approach.
This material presents a draft patient safety alert that is being prepared by NHS England and the MHRA for issue to NHS organisations in England.
Using PROMPT as an example this article offers advice and best practice on multi-professional training which can be applied to other settings.
Hypoglycaemia is a patient safety complication associated with the use of sulphonylureas and insulin in the treatment of diabetes